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The Town needs your help!

The Town needs your help!

The Town is in the process of creating a source water protection plan with Steven Winkley of the New York Rural Water Association (NYRWA).  We need your help gathering information by filling out this survey.  Please take a moment to take the survey by clicking the link below.

Source Water Protection Plan for the Town of New Lebanon

The Town Board at their July meeting passed unanimously a resolution to invite the New York Rural Water Association (NYRWA) to assess the sources of drinking water in town and propose a plan to protect these sources.  NYRWA is federally funded and conducts its studies at no charge in rural communities throughout the state.  The Town Board also appointed an advisory panel to assist Steven Winkley of NYRWA in his work in New Lebanon, which is likely to take 18 months.  The panel consists of the full membership of the Conservation Advisory Council – Cynthia Creech, David Farren, Jack Lancto, Peg Munves and Craig Westcott – and Bruce Shenker, the town’s delegate to the county Environmental Management Council, together with Mark Baumli, Town Board member, and Phyllis Stoller, Zoning Board of Appeals member.  On October 2 at Darrow School, the panel met with Steven Winkley for the first time to review the tasks ahead and will likely meet another 5 to 6 times during the course of the project.

As a first order of business, Steven Winkley asks town residents to complete an online survey about their well water.  The link through SurveyMonkey is

The survey responses will be confidential.  Completing the survey should take 15 minutes or less.

Steven Winkley thanks in advance the households of New Lebanon for their cooperation in an important study.  Preventing contamination of well water through a Source Water Protection Plan is both a sound economic approach for the town and vital for the health of town residents.

Again, the link for the well water survey is  Many thanks.